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《Chinese Journal of Public Health Engineering》 2018-05
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Prevalence of suicidal ideation among elderly and influencing factors in Nanchang,China

DONG Yong-hai;ZHANG Cheng-feng;SHI Qi;YAN Wei;CHEN Ting;ZHU Li-ping;LIU Yun;Department of Chronic Disease,Jiangxi Center for Disease Control and Prevention;  
Objective To analyze the prevalence of suicidal ideation and influencing factors among elderly in Nanchang.Methods 490 elderly aged ≥60 in Nanchang were selected by convenience sampling. All individuals were required to complete an anonymous questionnaire. The tools of questionnaire survey included SCL-90,SIOSS and PSQI. Results The prevalence of suicidal ideation among elderly was 19.18%. Based on the single factor analyses,it was found the prevalence of suicidal ideation among elderly were related with life satisfaction,the degree for the future,the status of mental health and the quality of sleep. Results of logistic regression analysis revealed that having mental disorder( OR = 8.765,95%CI =4.825-15.923),having sleep disorder( ORgood vs.great = 2.989,ORgeneral vs.great = 3.085,ORbad vs.great = 5.825,P0.05) were the risk factors of suicidal ideation.Conclusion The prevalence of suicidal ideation among elderly in Nanchang is higher,and it should be aroused attention of the government.
【Fund】: 江西省卫生计生委科技计划(编号:20162001)
【CateGory Index】: R161.7
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